B-44 iceberg breaks down into 20 smaller bergs

Today’s Image of the Day features a look the B-44 iceberg, which broke off the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica last month.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look the B-44 iceberg, which broke off the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica last month.

Initially, B-44 measured 17 miles long and 5.5 miles wide, boasting a total area of 72 square miles. But since then, the iceberg has fractured into 20 smaller bergs, none of which will be big enough for scientists to track.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory